Cruisers Forum
 


Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on Cruisers Forums. Advertise Here
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 19-11-2021, 18:30   #1
Registered User
 
BigAl.NZ's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Auckland, NZ
Boat: Hood 38 - Wauquiez
Posts: 611
Horozontal winch jamming

Our winch which has been on the boat for ages has started to jam when coming up.

Normally we just kick the pile of chain occasionally and life is good, but now its started jamming on the metal plate circled in the photo. I presume that plate is designed to stop the chain from following the drum around.

Anyone seen this issue before? what was the fix?
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	20211120_134722.jpg
Views:	52
Size:	412.0 KB
ID:	248575   Click image for larger version

Name:	20211120_134710.jpg
Views:	43
Size:	426.4 KB
ID:	248576  

BigAl.NZ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19-11-2021, 19:16   #2
Registered User

Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: Some times in Colorado. Generally live-aboard. FL and Bahamas this winter.
Boat: Antares 44i
Posts: 639
Re: Horozontal winch jamming

Looks like the part you have circled is the chain stripper, and its job is as you say to get the chain to quit following the gypsy wheel. Without being able to see it I'd guess it is worn and starting to catch on the chain links as they come around.

If that is the problem the best fix would be to source a new chain stripper. Possibly you can adjust the position of the existing part so that it quits catching links.
dougweibel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19-11-2021, 20:32   #3
Registered User
 
BigAl.NZ's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Auckland, NZ
Boat: Hood 38 - Wauquiez
Posts: 611
Re: Horozontal winch jamming

Quote:
Originally Posted by dougweibel View Post
Looks like the part you have circled is the chain stripper, and its job is as you say to get the chain to quit following the gypsy wheel. Without being able to see it I'd guess it is worn and starting to catch on the chain links as they come around.

If that is the problem the best fix would be to source a new chain stripper. Possibly you can adjust the position of the existing part so that it quits catching links.
Thanks. DO you recognise the model / make of windlass?
BigAl.NZ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19-11-2021, 21:45   #4
Registered User

Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Southern Chesapeake Bay
Boat: Norseman 430, Jabberwock
Posts: 1,173
Re: Horozontal winch jamming

Looks like a Lofrans Royal
ggray is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19-11-2021, 23:17   #5
Registered User
 
BigAl.NZ's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Auckland, NZ
Boat: Hood 38 - Wauquiez
Posts: 611
Re: Horozontal winch jamming

Quote:
Originally Posted by ggray View Post
Looks like a Lofrans Royal
Thank you!
BigAl.NZ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20-11-2021, 05:03   #6
Registered User

Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 402
Re: Horozontal winch jamming

If you can't get parts in NZ try Southern Seas Marine in QLD
https://www.southernseasmarine.com.a...nchor-windlass
NevilleCat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21-11-2021, 12:56   #7
Registered User
 
BigAl.NZ's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Auckland, NZ
Boat: Hood 38 - Wauquiez
Posts: 611
Re: Horozontal winch jamming

How close to the gypsy should that stripper be? I think we have about a 5mm gap at present.

I think our oldish chain is the reason for the jamming, but might as well check the stripper while I am at it!
BigAl.NZ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21-11-2021, 18:48   #8
Registered User
 
Orion Jim's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Noank, Ct. USA
Boat: Cape Dory 31
Posts: 2,557
Images: 8
Re: Horozontal winch jamming

Quote:
Originally Posted by BigAl.NZ View Post
How close to the gypsy should that stripper be? I think we have about a 5mm gap at present.

I think our oldish chain is the reason for the jamming, but might as well check the stripper while I am at it!
The chain stripper has elongated mounting holes to facilitate adjustment. An adjustment may be all which is required. I stripped my Lofrans Royal a couple years ago to lubricate all the inner components and replace worn plastic bushings. You can see the chain stripper on the left side of the blue plate.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	D7F34CBB-6633-42E9-A5B7-6F7737AAF540.jpg
Views:	25
Size:	425.3 KB
ID:	248679  
Orion Jim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21-11-2021, 18:52   #9
Registered User
 
BigAl.NZ's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Auckland, NZ
Boat: Hood 38 - Wauquiez
Posts: 611
Re: Horozontal winch jamming

Quote:
Originally Posted by Orion Jim View Post
The chain stripper has elongated mounting holes to facilitate adjustment. An adjustment may be all which is required. I stripped my Lofrans Royal a couple years ago to lubricate all the inner components and replace worn plastic bushings. You can see the chain stripper on the left side of the blue plate.
Ahhh - this is why I love these forums. Such great answers. Thank you.

Yes I will adjust ours to be a little bit closer to the gypsy.

Since we are on the subject, what is the drum on the other side for? If it is rope, why is it so smooth? I would have thought it would have a grip texture to it?
BigAl.NZ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21-11-2021, 21:39   #10
Registered User
 
Orion Jim's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Noank, Ct. USA
Boat: Cape Dory 31
Posts: 2,557
Images: 8
Re: Horozontal winch jamming

Quote:
Originally Posted by BigAl.NZ View Post
Ahhh - this is why I love these forums. Such great answers. Thank you.

Yes I will adjust ours to be a little bit closer to the gypsy.

Since we are on the subject, what is the drum on the other side for? If it is rope, why is it so smooth? I would have thought it would have a grip texture to it?
Yes it is intended for rope. Perhaps mine is of a more recent vintage as it appears they added some texture, perhaps as an improvement for a better grip.
You can just make out the texture on the drum side in this photo.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	553999DC-50CB-4AB8-868D-06B75AE29EB7.jpg
Views:	18
Size:	406.0 KB
ID:	248694  
Orion Jim is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
winch

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Barient 28 winch - line stripper is jamming / snagging line Tessellate Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 2 20-04-2021 09:47
Chain Jamming in Windlass sailorboy1 Anchoring & Mooring 76 23-09-2011 09:58
GPS Jamming CarlF Navigation 2 12-07-2011 19:46
In-Mast Main Jamming Regularly bchaps Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 20 15-06-2011 06:25
Roller Furler Jamming riptide Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 7 11-11-2009 14:08

Advertise Here


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:39.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.